J.O. and Thelma Ball Wood Scholarship
Thelma Wood graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1926 with a major in Home Economics and minors in art and chemistry. Wood also attended the OCW Prep School from 1918-1922.
While Wood was a student at OCW, she served as editor of the Argus, was the vice president of her senior class and was a member of the Art Club, UWCA Cabinet and the Home Economics organization.
She continued her service to her alma mater as a life member of the USAO Alumni Association. Wood served two terms as the Association’s treasurer and as an alumni representative to the USAO Board of Regents. She was also a member of the USAO Alumni Association Golden Endowment Club.
She was involved in several improvement projects in the USAO Student Union, including the elevator project. Wood also served on the Alumni Chapel Committee.
She was charter member of the USAO Library Society, a Century Member of the Education Development Fund and served as secretary to the USAO Foundation Board of Trustees and served on the board for nine years. Wood served on the USAO Home Economics Advisory Council. She was member of the Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma and a life member in the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church. She was also active in the American Association of University Women.
Three years after graduating from OCW, Wood taught home economics and coached a girl’s basketball team for Cordell (Oklahoma) High School.
She married James Wood in 1928. They had two children -- James Jr. and Nola Jean.